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Keywords: Androscoggin Pond

Historical Items

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Item 4318

Androscoggin River above Lewiston, ca. 1750

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1750 Location: Turner; Livermore; Wayne; Leeds Media: Ink on paper

Item 25513

Aerial view, Poland Spring resort, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Poland Spring Preservation Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Poland Spring Media: Photographic print

Item 25045

Entrance to Lake Grove Park, Auburn, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Auburn Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

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Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

Site Pages

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Peru

… the New Hampshire border on the south side of the Androscoggin River and was bordered by Township Number Two (now known as Milton Plantation)…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Byron

Pond (Little Ellis) and Silver Lake (Ellis Pond or Roxbury Pond). Before Byron was named Byron it was called Skillertown, a name the Indians had…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Mexico - Page 3 of 3

The absence of a lake shore or a pond for summer recreation was in part replaced by shallow pools on the Swift River, known as ABC, and covered for…